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June 15, 2012
Awards were given to recognise some of the amazing Sportivate projects happening around the country with Rowing in 2012 in Longridge named as Sportivate project of the year.
Second place went to Active Cumbria's project, CanDance, which has created six new inclusive youth dance groups, one in each of Cumbria's districts. The project was set up after a consultation revealed a lack of inclusive dance opportunities in Cumbria for young people with learning disabilities such as autism.
The Twilight Football project in Suffolk was awarded third place in the 2012 Sportivate awards in recognition of is inspiring work with young people Ipswich. Young people were encouraged to take up football on Friday evenings, an approach that has seen a drop in anti-social behaviour in the area.
The awards were presented by the Minister for Sport and the Olympics, Hugh Robertson MP, and Don Foster MP for Bath, with all finalists receiving tickets to the Olympic Games from the hundreds of tickets made available to Sport England via the London 2012 Ticketshare initiative.
Sportivate and Sport Makers are part of Sport England’s legacy programme, Places People Play, bring the inspiration and magic of a home Olympic and Paralympic Games into the heart of local communities across England.